Makes 1 10” cake
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1 tablespoon pieces each
1 healing tablespoon unsalted butter for the pan
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa butter for the pan
1½ cups strongly brewed coffee
½ cup whiskey
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (undivided)
1 scant cup light brown sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon fine sea salt
¼ teaspoon fresh black pepper
⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Confectioner’s sugar for garnish or decoration
1 10” springform pan
Variation: Make a stencil of your choosing, perhaps a Christmas tree and carefully place it on the top of the cake. Put confectioner’s sugar into a sprinkle container or bottle and dust that portion of the cake not covered with the stencil.
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